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Course unit
SC01123013, A.A. 2015/16

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1176, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination OPEN-SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Mathematics
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FRANCESCO TAPPARO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses INF/01 Computer Science 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2015
End of activities 28/01/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge about the open source movement history and free collaboration technologies.
Examination methods: Oral
Assessment criteria: Knowledge about the subjects explained during the lessons; theoretical and practical familiarity with the tecnologies taught in the course.
Course unit contents: In the first part of this course we will give an introduction to the concepts and the history of the free software and open source software, while in the second one we will introduce some free collaborative tecnologies. The themes discussed will be:
- the hacker culture at MIT
- the GNU project
- the open source movement
- Creative Common
- RDF and ccrel
- some free collaboratie technologies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides and other material indicated in the slides when needed.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)